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Bed Bugs in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge

By on Oct 18, 2011 in Pest Control |

There has ben a rise in Bed Bugs in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge area in recent years.bed bugs in kitchener waterloo and cambridge

Bed Bugs can be quite difficult to detect. They are an extremely small, brown beetle, which likes to make its home in beds and bedding.

You are unlikely to see a bed bug unless you know where to look as bed bugs like the dark and only come out to feed at night. Their favourite food just happens to be human blood and rather like a flea they will bite and drink minute amounts of blood. However, unlike a flea, bed bugs do not jump, they crawl.

Bed Bugs in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge

Having a bed bug infestation does not mean that the bed, the mattress or the bedding are dirty. Nor does it mean that the person who last slept in the bed had problems with personal hygiene.

Bed bugs have been around for hundreds of years, but in more recent times, there has been a resurgence of the problem. This is mostly due to our life styles.

Bed Bugs in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge

More and more people now use hotels, motels and hostels for business and leisure, and this has resulted in the increase of the incidents of bed bug infestation.

Bed bugs can hide in the piping of mattresses, in the seaming of bedding or on the frame of the bed; they will also take shelter around the edges of the carpet or flooring and in furniture, cushions, curtains etc.

They can ‘hitch a ride’ on clothing, or in the creases of a suit case as an example. Homes and hotels can easily become infested, without anyone realizing it until the problem gets out of hand.

Bed bugs are a real problem, and they can ruin the reputation of a business. In the home they are naturally an embarrassment, and can also cause significant distress. Bed bugs are nothing to be ashamed of; even exclusive hotels have a problem with bed bugs.

Many hotels have a contract with professional pest controllers who carry out regular bed bug elimination services just to keep on top of the problem. Clients can pick up bed bug ‘hitch hikers’ from others peoples luggage in the hold of a plane, for example, and without being aware of it transport the bed bug into the hotel or their own home, where an infestation can rapidly take hold.

Bed bugs are extremely small and can hide in such tiny cracks and crevices that they may be impossible to see.

The only real way to rid bed bugs is by using the services of a professional pest control company, the professional pest controller knows exactly what to look for and where to look and has the equipment to carry out an effective elimination of the bed bugs.

It is vital that the method of elimination is both safe and effective. Improper use of dangerous chemicals could prove dangerous or even fatal in some circumstances. There is also the danger that furnishings could be damaged or contaminated. The professional pest controller will only use equipment which is proven to be safe and effective.

It may not be obvious that you have a problem with bed bugs, unlike fleas, bed bugs don’t need the warm of the human, so they don’t usually stay in the bed, but will crawl back to their hiding place. There may be tiny spots of blood on the sheets, where the bed bug has been feeding and the person may have small itchy spots or lumps from the bed bugs biting just as is seen from any other insect bite.

If you suspect you have a problem with bed bugs, it is always advisable to seek the help of a professional pest controller.

If you have a problem with bed bugs in your home or business, call Kubassek Pest Control to exterminate bed bugs in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as  Guelph and Brantford areas.